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_MG_8120 Ready for Takeoff
13-JUL-2007

_MG_8120 Ready for Takeoff

I've been curious about why the mantids sometimes arch their backs (concavely)and have come to the conclusion that they take this position when they are about to jump. This guy or gal was definitely trying to avoid me and the camera.

Canon EOS 20D
1/160s f/22.0 at 60.0mm iso400 full exif

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